Seva's Blue Horizon: The Poet Seva Nekrasov and Artists of Unofficial Moscow

Erik Bulatov: Sevina Sineva (Seva's Blue),1979
Nov 11, 2009 - May 30, 2010
DuBrow Gallery

Seva (Vsevolod) Nekrasov (1934-2009) was the youngest and probably the most talented of the generation of poets and artists grouped around Lianozovo—one of the earliest and most important centers for underground culture in the Soviet Union. His entire life was closely connected with the arts and the artists of “unofficial Moscow” and his poetry often reflected upon the visual works of his friends. And vice versa, artists found inspiration in his poetry, producing works clearly based on his verses. This exhibition, entitled Seva’s Blue Horizon (which is a rough translation of an anagram: Sevina Sineva), commemorates through poetry and art the entire generation of early Soviet underground culture that is now vanishing by the day.

Organized by Julia Tulovsky, Assistant Curator of Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art

The exhibition and related programs are supported by the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund.



Erik Bulatov

Sevina Sineva (Seva's Blue),1979

Oil on canvas

Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union

© 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Photo Jack Abraham